Since 2018, the extraordinary annual editions of the sixties arouse great excitement in the world of watches. After the extravagance of previous years, the 2020 annual edition is dedicated to the purest elegance: a cold ice blue gives the new Sixties a deep but no less suggestive aspect. At the same time as this model, the German watch brand is presenting a new one for the first time in an annual edition Sixties Chronograph of the same color.
It is difficult to resist the charm of the alpine landscape and the majestic glaciers, vast seas of ice and transparent mountain lakes. They possess an unparalleled aura of transparency, peace and strength and take on some of the most beautiful colors nature has to offer.
The watchmakers of Glashütte Original pay homage to these sensations with the elegant ice blue of the new annual edition and present two models that interpret the characteristic style of sixties in a new sober but high impact design.
The elegant look of the Sixties line, a classic of the Saxon watchmaking house, underlines its transformation potential. The typical features of its 60s design, domed sapphire crystal, curved hands and characteristic Arabic numerals, reveal a particular charm. After silver, black, dark blue, green and orange, these are now highlighted by an ice blue background. This also applies to the Sixties Chronograph, also with a new color.
The cold sparkle of the dials is due to the work of the in-house manufacturing experts of Glashütte Original of Pforzheim, Germany. Here the rough dials are worked with a delicate soleil finish before being pressed into the characteristic rounded shape and provided with a galvanic nickel coating. To achieve this gorgeous dégradé effect they are then sprayed with dark blue paint which creates a dark border. The entire surface of the dial is then covered with a coat of ice blue paint. This complex handwork gives life to the ever-changing gradient color that makes each dial unique. Finally, the dials are heated in the oven to fix the colors. Engraved indexes, printed numbers and Super-LumiNova touches on all hour markers complete this ice-blue work of art.
The new sixties it is powered by the in-house developed automatic caliber 39-52 movement, while the new Sixties Chronograph features the in-house caliber 39-34. Both models have a 40-hour power reserve. The three-hand model features a 39mm polished steel case, while the chronograph features a 42mm steel case. The Sixties Chronograph features a central seconds stop and two auxiliary dials for the small seconds and 30-minute counter. The domed sapphire crystal caseback of both models allows you to admire the finely finished movement of the watches with three-quarter plate, swan neck fine adjustment, ribbon finish Glassworks and skeletonized rotor with 21-carat oscillating weight.
The elegant appearance of the new sixties e Sixties Chronograph it is completed by gray-brown nubuck straps with lightly contrasting stitching and pin buckle. Both models in this annual edition are available for a limited time only at boutiques Glashütte Original and some authorized dealers around the world. The Sixties 39mm will have a price of 6.600 EURO, while the Sixties Chronograph will have a price of 8.100 EURO.